Dylan travelled to Ireland first in 1935 to recover from his chaotic first few years in London and to find time to write his poetry. He returned again with his wife Caitlin in 1946. Then in March 1947, Dylan received a £150 travelling scholarship from the Authors’ Society Travelling Committee and was encouraged to take a trip to Italy in order to concentrate on his poetry. Dylan also made at least two visits to Scotland including a visit to read at the Edinburgh Festival in 1948. Furthermore, in 1949, Dylan was invited to Czechoslovakia for a reading event in Prague, followed a year later by a visit to Iran to make a film for the Anglo-Iranian Oil company.